5th Grade Environmental Project

Teacher gratitude

Waves of Gratitude and Lower School Learning: Week Seven

National Teacher Appreciation Week began on May 4 and throughout the week our own Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers were showered with tokens of appreciation and expressions of gratitude from students, parents and colleagues. The special honoring began a day early, on…

Navigating a Brave New Educational Landscape

Faculty and Students Express a Deep Appreciation for Community Bonds On March 27 Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers and students completed their second week of remote teaching and learning. During this same period, MMS administrators and staff continued to work remotely to…

Slough Science Increases Students’ Understanding of Watersheds, Oceans and Marine Ecosystems

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and ninth grade students visited the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Watsonville, to learn more about its ecosystem, local watersheds and to conduct plankton and benthic labs. Fifth grade students are studying great white…

Monterey Herald: Students Explore Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Monterey Herald, 2/8/2020, “Students explore Elkhorn Slough Reserve,” by Ashleigh Papp. WATSONVILLE — For students at Watsonville’s Mount Madonna School, learning beyond the confines of the classroom is taken to a new level. Earlier this week, students from fifth and ninth grade…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Students Explore Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/7/2020, “Students explore Elkorn Slough Reserve; young minds are learning how to connect the dots between local watersheds and the ocean,” by Ashleigh Papp. WATSONVILLE — For students at Watsonville’s Mount Madonna School, learning beyond the confines of the…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Name Dropping: Students Assist with Cleanup of Cowell Beach

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/9/2019, ” Students assist with cleanup of Cowell Beach.” Fifth-grade students and ninth-grade students at Mount Madonna School participated in a cleanup of Cowell Beach on Friday. The fifth graders are studying great white sharks as their in-depth class…

Watsonville Patch: 5th Graders Are Marine Scientists For A Day At Santa Cruz Wharf

Watsonville Patch, 12/9/2019, “5th Graders Are Marine Scientists For A Day At Santa Cruz Wharf,” by Courtney Teague. SANTA CRUZ, CA — For fifth graders of Watsonville’s Mount Madonna School, class was in session at the wharf Friday. Students learned about the…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna Students Receive EPA Youth Award

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 7/20/2019, Mount Madonna students receive EPA youth award | Name dropping.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency selected the 2017-18 fifth-grade class at Mount Madonna School in Watsonville to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award for its work to…

India West: MMS Students to Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award for Their Efforts to Protect Humpback Whales

India West, 6/1/2019, “MMS Students to Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award for Their Efforts to Protect Humpback Whales.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency has selected the 2017-18 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award…